The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of James J. Czech, age 90 of Holdingford was held Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at All Saints, St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Holdingford, burial was in the parish cemetery. Jim died January 30 at the V.A. Medical Center in St Cloud, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born on November 19, 1928 in rural Holdingford, MN to Peter and Mary (Trutwin) Czech. He lived and farmed in the Holdingford area all his life except when he served in the U.S. Marines from 1951 to 1954. He never married. He was a member of the Church of All Saints, St. Hedwigs and the Holdingford American Legion.
James is survived by two of his sisters: Teckla Scegura of Avon and Marcella (Ed) Hiemenz of St. Augusta; brother-in-laws, Mark Kociemba and Edward Hiemenz, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: brothers: Louis, Frank, Theodore, Nicholas and Peter Czech, Jr. and sisters: Helen Czech, Eleanor Hiemenz, Florence Detloff and Rose Marie Kociemba.
Arrangements were with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.